Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Magic Gourd

Say hello to my gourd! I've had it for a year.


A full 12 months of tiny pumpkin! And yes, it's real. I bought it at Trader Joe's for 69 cents (or maybe it was a dollar, I don't remember) and it's still around. To be fair, it's finally getting a little soft if you squeeze it, but there's not any discoloration, mold, or other weird growths happening. It looks exactly as it did the day I bought it.

I think it's awesome, but Hubsey is grossed out and doesn't want me to get another one. I might buy one anyway, but to humor him I've also been looking at alternative decorations:


Adorable candy corn embroidery, $18, set of three felt pumpkins (that will never go bad), $22.25, a charming felt flower wreath, $40, and fun fabric bunting, $25.

Are your fall decorations out yet? Do you do much seasonal decorating?

14 comments:

  1. Great stuff, fall colors are beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I would love to decorate with all the lovely autumn things I see, but we're just not at that point yet. Too much construction. I LOVE all those things that you found. I don't know if I could choose.

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  3. lol I can't believe it's not going bad at all! That's too funny. :P I have yet to buy any gourds or pumpkins this year... I need to get on it! Adorable finds as well, I love the wreath.

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  4. All very cute! I haven't bought any decorations this year yet, though I've made a few.

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  5. LOVE the wreath!!
    those felt pumpkins are really cute too :)

    I need to start decorating more, there are so many amazing items on Etsy.

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  6. I love mini pumpkins!!! Seriously, one of my favorite things about fall is buying mini pumpkins. I put them on the table in a bowl, on the mantle. Once I even turned them into candle holders for a Thanksgiving centerpiece.

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  7. Wow, that is an impressive gourd to stick around so long! Very cute finds, too :)

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  8. Love your selections, the felt pumpkins are my favorite:)

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  9. Love the colors! Thank you for including my pumpkins.

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  10. Beautiful items. Love the bunting.
    LeAnn

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  11. Thanks for including my Fall bunting banner! I must say, even I'm obsessed with it :)

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  12. I can't believe that gourd lasted a year! It does look pretty good. I love the other fall decorations. I think I'll get mine out tomorrow.

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  13. Thank you so much for featuring my candy corn here! I love your choices!

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  14. I love the holidays especially for the purpose of decorating and cooking yummy things! Love it!- Jessica

    http://thirtyandgirly.blogspot.com/

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